een Hand Gebonden Kunstenaarsboek '(The) Fairing(s)', the Artist's-Books Workshop,Vilnius 2009 a hand-bound Artist's-Book / le Livre d'Artist / ein handgebundenes Künstler Buch / Mahler Buch


dailies of

the International Artist's-Books Workshop
"Vilnius European Cultural Capital 2009"

'real time' 23 - 10 - 2009

Hardly (past) 9.00, and ! YES!, we made it!

Almost all students come in with a surprising result of, indeed mostly, 25 copies.
The last things now are to be done, not too much time to think about other solutions to binding this series together than the ones I suggest
- for now a simple wrap, all could make their verry own cuttings for a lock -
Just enough time to suggest a few alterations and a few 'things for next time'.

As a press-photographer is already around some students are beginning to feel the pressure that 'a presentation' simply has.
There's just one hour left to get things together and for each student to collect 'his' or 'her' series from the copies that all others have put on the table.


When slowly the crowd gathers some feeling of:"never expected anyone to take it so seriously, might have done a bit more" gets a grip among some.
In all I would think something so short has been a great experience, an experience that might take a while to sink in.

The actual 'student's books'

Later that evening we have a meal together with a group of students, and we seem to get closer when "ah, sorry, not Strauss, Visser?", and stories about the 'lady with the drink-tank' come to the napkins.


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